Imagine a braces treatment that doesn’t use wires or metal brackets; a treatment that is virtually pain-free and doesn’t require you to change your current lifestyle. With Invisalign®, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces.
Do you need braces, but don’t like the idea of having huge metal brackets and wires on your teeth for such a long time? With In-Ovation® braces you now have an alternative to those traditional metal braces. In-Ovation® braces are a new, technologically advanced system that gives you a straight, healthy smile faster, and with fewer office visits. They are smaller and provide greater comfort, using less force than with other braces.
What is dentofacial orthopedics? Many patients wonder what it means when their orthodontist specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. This specialization means that Dr. Schabel and Dr. Chan have training and experience in working with the management of tooth movement (orthodontics), as well as the guidance of facial growth and development (dentofacial orthopedics), which usually occurs during childhood.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Do you get drowsy easily without any explanation? Have you started snoring loudly or waking up breathless in the middle of the night for no reason? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a condition known as sleep apnea. It affects millions of Americans and can be a serious condition. Sleep apnea can be controlled by working with a sleep specialist who can prescribe safe and effective treatments. In some patients, obstructive sleep apnea may be best treated using combined orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery.
Orthodontics is designed to reposition and straighten teeth, but in some cases surgical orthodontics may be needed to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw(s) into alignment, and can often improve a patient’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Braces are usually worn in conjunction with orthognathic surgery to make sure the teeth stay in the proper position as well.